[whatwg] The problems with namespaces in text/html (Was: MathML-in-HTML5)
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Sat Nov 4 15:23:14 PST 2006
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> If all we're doing is HTML, fine. However people are now in this thread
> talking about putting MathML into this.
There has been plenty of discussion about introducing MathML-like markup
into HTML 5. Although, personally, I'm not convinced that it's a good
idea. This works in Mozilla and, given the right plugins, should work
in others too.
<object type="application/mathml+xml" data="math.xml"></object>
> In other forums people are discussing adding XForms.
I think the discussions about XForms are about trying to retrofit the
XForms model into the HTML forms syntax. I'm not convinced that's a
good idea either, but that's what they've been discussing over on www-forms.
> However what I'm hearing is that people do want to mix in different
> vocabularies such as MathML and XForms without using namespaces,
No, not without namespaces, just without the xmlns and QNames syntax.
e.g. when <math> is encountered in text/html, it appears in the DOM as
We definitely don't want people thinking they can use any arbitrary
xmlns in HTML. That's what XHTML is for.
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